Hooked on a Feeling

From Wind Repertory Project
Mark James

Mark James (arr. Johnnie Vinson)

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Pop song
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Cowbell
  • Drum Set

Players chanting


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This timeless blast from the past has been a favorite for years and has never been more popular after being featured in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

- Program Note from publisher

Hooked on a Feeling is a 1968 pop song written by Mark James and originally performed by B.J. Thomas. Thomas's version featured the sound of the electric sitar, and reached No. 5 in 1969 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has been recorded by many other artists, including Blue Swede, whose version reached No. 1 in the United States in 1974.

The 2014 feature film Guardians of the Galaxy, which featured the brass fanfare and title lyrics of the Blue Swede cover version prominently in its trailers and theatrical release, resulted in a significant spike in sales for the recording; the film's soundtrack reached the top of the Billboard 200 chart in August 2014. The song was also featured heavily in the teaser trailer for the 2017 sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, although the song was not used in the actual film.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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